I had a great round two, as the double game strategy worked a peach, while my single gamers also came through. It was a pretty easy round on paper, and not overthinking it paid off, as I tied for the overall win for the week.
This round is much more treacherous. There are only three matches, a slew of injuries to the competing teams, and the three teams on byes really limit options. FCKC and Seattle are fantasy go-to teams most rounds, while betting against WNY looks to be a great option thus far, meaning the absence of all three severely limits sure things. This round, it may be less about matchups and more about betting on talent to carry you through.
Angerer (POR) – Boosted by Van Hollebeke and Williamson being only probable on the injury report. Still a chance that Press goes bananas again though, so be vigilant.
LeBlanc (CHI) – Culpable, to say the least, last weekend against Seattle. But Portland are down to bare bones on the frontline, though I’m a bit skittish about using an allocation spot on her.
McLeod (HOU) – Fancy the Dash to win, but Boston also showed they can put up some offense, so not a sure thing, especially costing an allocation spot.
Harris (WSH) – Would’ve been a great bet if SBFC was missing Nadim, but she’s probable, with the New Jersey side a whole different animal with their talisman in action.
Cameron (SBFC) – Spirit offense still inconsistent, but she made a bad error leading to a Houston goal last week. Will Gabarra do his Captain Hook impression and give Aubrey Bledsoe a chance?
Naheher (BOS) – May make a lot of saves, but defense in front of her shaky as ever and will be missing leadership of Whitehill on backline, so I’d avoid.
Dunn (WSH) – Until her position gets changed, she’s a must start in your weekly lineup, even though she does take up an allocation slot.
Johnson (POR) – Winning fouls, creating offense. Pretty much a weekly play at this point.
O’Hara (SBFC) – Another who needs serious consideration as long as she may play further forward. Production hasn’t been there thus far though, but she might be primed for a breakout round.
Johnston (CHI) – As always, a threat on set-pieces. Matchup’s a bit iffy though, and she costs an allocation slot.
Cross (HOU) – Potentially the only way to cover the clean sheet against Boston without using an allocation slot.
Kallman (BOS) – If you think Boston can keep a clean sheet, Kallman’s likely your best bet.
Gilliland (CHI) – Deep sleeper, but she could be worth a punt if Quon can’t go due to injury. Check lineups before deadline on Saturday.